The University of California, Irvine will launch a massive open online course based on AMC's popular zombie drama "The Walking Dead."
This University of Arizona professor is taking his historic environments for Harlem and Montmartre to an exponentially more powerful immersive platform to engage students. While he's at it, can he help a web company previously focused on adults-only content expand its offerings to education as well?
MOOCs will change higher education radically, but not in the way we expect right now.
MOOCs' massive class sizes can breed a sense of isolation, but they also offer unique opportunities for student interaction and collaboration.
San Jose State University has published the findings of a study of its recent experiment with for-credit Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Student performance improved between the spring 2013 pilot program and the following summer program in all three of the initial classes offered. However, the overall retention rate for the summer program dropped.
The sheer size and diversity of the student body in a MOOC force faculty to use strategies for planning, teaching, and assessment that differ radically from those used in traditional classes.
The University of Iowa community will be enjoying a new study and instructional space that opens this week along with the start of classes. The $14.5 million initiative is a joint project of Information Technology services, Libraries, and the Office of the Provost, which funded the work.
A virtual network of scholars, artists, and students who work on technology, science, and feminism will be running a "distributed open collaborative course," or DOCC, that looks at technology through a feminist lens. Planned activities include a "storming" of Wikipedia to write women "back" into the history of technology.
Combining in-class instruction with high-quality MOOCs may resolve some of the hurdles facing stand-alone MOOCs, but questions about cost and the impact on faculty remain unanswered.
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